The Daily Buzz

February 6th, 2019

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February 6th, 2019
by Bettina Perron - Thursday, 6 February 2020, 11:09 AM

February 6th, 2020


Please Return your textbooks A.S.A.P! If you have any outstanding textbooks  ...Semester 2 textbooks will NOT be issued to you!

Only ELEVEN students have completed your Career Life Connections 12 (Grad Transitions) paperwork! Deadline is March 6th. All paperwork is available on-line and in the Career Centre, hand in all paperwork to Mrs. Jackson in the Career Centre.

DODGEBALL FINALS are happening on Friday at lunch in the Large Gym. Come out and see who the masters of Dodge ball at Stelly’s will be!

WATERLOO MATH CONTEST: Any grade 9, 10 or 11 students interested in writing a University of Waterloo Math contest in February, please see Mrs Hilton in room 169 THIS WEEK to register.  Deadline is Friday!

Grad Photo Proofs have arrived and are available in the office!

Sr. Musical Theatre class presents "SHREK the MUSICAL" tonight and through Saturday, Feb 8th,2020.  Tickets are available for sale at lunch in the main foyer or at the office. Buy your tickets soon ... as they are selling fast!

Stelly's 1st Coffee Concert is happening on Wednesday, February 26th. Do you like to sing, dance, act, do slam poetry or stand up comedy? We want to show off your talents. The Stelly’s Coffee concerts are the perfect way to get involved in the school and to perform in front of a friendly live audience. Auditions will be held from February 18th-20th at lunchtime. Time slots for auditions will be posted on the band room door. Can’t wait to see you there!

Italy Spring Break 2021 - Visit Italy for 11 days during your Spring Break of 2021! We will arrive in Milan and the visit Venice, Florence, Assisi, Rome, Pompeii and Capri. This tour is organized by EF Tours and hosted by Ms Liberatore from Stelly's. Please contact Ms Liberatore for more information. This is going to be an amazing adventure!

SCHOOL BUS PASSES are in the office for pick up!

STUDENT PARKING: Reminder to all students who are parking in the student parking lot: you must be registered to park there. Permission forms are in the office.



UVic School of Health Information Science Open House Thursday February 13th from 4:30pm - 6pm - We invite you to learn more about this exciting field by talking with our faculty and students. and learning about the rapidly expanding field of information technology in health care! See Mrs. Fitzgerald for more details.

Women in Trades Exploration Day - Feb 26 - Camosun College is hosting a ‘Women in Trades Exploration Day’. This fun, hands-on day introduces students to trades in electrical, carpentry, sheet metal, and automotive... as well as tech fields like civil & mechanical engineering, electronics, and computer science. Sign up now in the Career Centre.

BC Cancer – Victoria’s  Greeley Research Centre is pleased to be able to offer the Xavier Pelletier High School Internship Program (HSIP) to Grade 11 students in southern Vancouver Island. This program provides students the opportunity to explore cancer research from the front lines, learning the latest techniques in the fight against cancer. During the summer between Grades 11 and 12, students will be responsible for an 8-week research project which they will develop and implement from start to finish with continual support from a designated supervisor and a team of research scientists.  All secondary schools on Vancouver Island are eligible to nominate (two) Grade 11 students. On completion students will receive a $3,000 bursary toward post-secondary education. Application deadline is March 1, 2020 Ask your teacher, counsellor, or administrator to nominate you!! For additional information about the program and application process please visit the HSIP website 

Are you currently taking Mechanics?? Are you interested in the Heavy Duty Mechanic Trade as a Career? P&R Truck Centre Ltd. is currently looking for a shop person (cleaning, greasing trucks etc.) who are interest in getting their foot in the door at a Heavy Duty shop? This is a great opportunity to get in with a shop and be sponsored for an apprenticeship. The shifts would be evenings (after school) and Saturdays. Starting wage is $13.85 with a review after 3 months! To apply send your resume to Karen Tahouney at ktahouney@prtruckcentre.comor stop by and talk to Paul Verhagen the Service Manager.

ARE YOU A TEEN WHO HAS WHAT IT TAKES TO LEAVE ORDINARY BEHIND THIS SUMMER? Who can apply: Teens going into Grade 10 in September 2020. Where: NAV CENTRE, Cornwall, ON, with day trips to Montreal and Ottawa. When: Young Women, August 9-14, 2020 - Young Men, August 16-21, 2020. Cost: No cost to you!It’s paid for by a NAV CANADA bursary, which includes flight, room and board for the week. Why: To inspire you to explore a career in aviation. Applications close March 8, 2020. Please note, your application must include:

  • An essay explaining why you want to attend Explore Aviation Summer Camp (350 to 500 words)

  • A letter of recommendation from a teacher or community leader

“TOUR OF INDUSTRY FOR YOUTH” - Explore a local industry via guided tour. This is an opportunity for students to meet local  businesses and hear about positions they might not have thought of as careers. Wages are well beyond minimum, & the companies have lots to offer. See the poster on the Career Centre Info Board for dates / times. As this is an event held outside the classroom, students will be responsible for making their own arrangements to miss a day of classes and for transportation to the venue. Registration is free with valid student ID. To Register go to!event-list    Scroll down the Events page and register per the poster for each business.

BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute, would like to invite Grade 10-12 - students to attend Mini Med School in Victoria, Thursday, April 2, 2020. At Mini Med School Victoria, students will learn about the latest in biomedical and clinical research through lectures with live demonstrations and hands-on experience that inspire and motivate further learning. As Mini Med School is a special event held outside the classroom, students will be responsible for making their own arrangements to miss a day of classes and for transportation to the venue. Admission is FREE. Student registration will be available online on Monday, February 10 at 4 p.m. at Registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited, so we encourage students to register as soon as registration opens.

RCMP Training in Saskatchewan – 5 days in Spring Break - The RCMP is inviting 32 grade 12 students from across Canada to the Youth Engagement Week held at the Police Training Academy in Regina, Saskatchewan. The program will take place from March 23 to 27. Costs for travel, accommodations and meals will be covered by the RCMP. This is a great opportunity for students, who are interested in a career in law enforcement, to experience a week of what training in the RCMP looks like! Applications are available in the Career Centre or can be printed off from the Saanich Career Education website:

Are you interested in Marine Biology as a Career or a General Science Career?  Join us for a field trip to the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre on Friday, February 28th to Monday, March 2, 2020.  (Students must be 16-18 and in grade 10-12). Sheet with all information:   Please email Rhiannon Cockayne if you are interested in this trip or have further questions.

YMCA Summer Work Student Exchange is a national program offering opportunities for youth to improve their second official language skills, explore another part of Canada, and gain valuable work experience through a work placement while on the exchange. The program runs for 6 weeks (early July to mid August), you must be 16 or 17 years of age during the summer program. Applications are currently being accepted, the first priority application deadline is March 15, 2020.  For more information see:


CENTRAL SAANICH LITTLE LEAGUE is looking for cashiers and grill persons to work 2-4 shifts per week at our concession in Centennial Park. Typical shifts are Mon-Fri 5-9pm, Sat 9am-2pm and 2-7pm and Sun – opening varies 9am-6pm . We are open April 4th thru July 5th. Cashier - $14.60/hr - Grill - $15.00/hr. Contact or 250-886-6323 with your resume. Applicants MUST have their FoodSafe Level 1

Butchart Gardens Job Fair – Wed Feb,12th, 2020, from 6-8 pm -  Food-Visitor-Custodial Services - Seed & Gift Store - Gardening.  Bring resume and cover letter OR an application (applications are available online or at the event). See the Poster on Career Centre Info Board for more information.  Seasonal positions provide 25-40 hours of work per week, $15.95 hour, Shifts will vary and weekend and evening work is required.

Babysitter Needed: A mom in North Saanich (by Panorama Rec. Centre) is looking for a babysitter to look after her 4½ year old daughter every second Thursday starting January 30, and then on February 6, February 20, March 5 and March 19 from 2:30 to 7:30. $13.85 hour. Contact Jasmine at 250-813-0189

MEL Yacht Services Ltd. are looking to hire entry level labourers! Are you interested in pursuing a career in the boating industry, or considered an apprenticeship? MEL Yacht Services Ltd. provides complete motor yacht maintenance and repair services to vessels; specializing in the maintenance, repair,  overhaul, and repowering of marine diesel engines and drive line. There are many opportunities to develop careers in the marine industry or in other mechanical trades, experience unlocks opportunity! Check out the poster for the complete job posting and opportunities.  $15 hour for entry level. Email <u> with Resume (Mandatory) and Cover Letter (Recommended) or call Mike @ 1-250-716-6430 (long distance #)

Pets West is looking for someone with high energy to fill the position of Hauler. Get a workout while being paid? Duties will include: Hauling food off pallets - Stocking shelves - Carrying out food for customers. Thursdays 4-7:30pm and a full day Saturdays - $13.85 to start Apply in person or contact Shannon at Village, #220 - 777 Royal Oak Drive)


SISP Mt. Washington Ski Trip -March 5 & 6 -Cost $250.00 -Package includes Bus Transportation, Accommodation, Snow Tubing, Lift & Ski/board Rental, Ski/Board Lessons. Forms are available in the International Office. Last day to Sign-up is Feb. 12.


The Peninsula Youth Clinic in  Sidney is open today and every THURSDAY from 5:30 - 7:30pm with both a doctor and mental health clinician on hand.